CBC Radio One Interview: Consultants, Middlemen and the Government

Posted on April 29, 2009

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“Being an independent consultant can be very lucrative work. Your brains are hired for big projects and you can charge big bucks.

But some consultants who work for the federal government say its not them making the big bucks . . . it’s the middlemen who hire them to do the government jobs.

Now, more often than not, the middle-man is a huge multi-national firm.

CBC Business reporter, Julie Ireton has been looking at who wins and who loses when it comes to consulting for government.”

CBC Ottawa Morning (91.5 FM), April 29, 2009 Broadcast

CBC Business reporter Julie Ireton’s segment on CBC Radio One this morning regarding the Government of Canada’s procurement of consulting services is both interesting and thought provoking.

Use the following link to listen to the Wednesday interview titled “Consultants, Middlemen and Government,” then cast your vote in the Procurement Insights/PI Window on Business Poll which asks if the “Government of Canada’s policy re consulting contract awards delivers the best dollar value to taxpayers?”

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